Group Buy - The Bakari - Pemba Island Vanilla Beans - For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Grade A)


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From the world's first ever vanilla bean harvest from Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania. These beans have never been sold in the US before. Because VanillaPura has been donating to the Pemba Foundation for many years, we were able to get a very small quantity from this harvest. These will stock out and will not be available again until 2025. 

Best Price: $28.47/oz when you buy a 4oz pouch.
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Pemba Island
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Traditional, exceptionally creamy, notes of cacao
Extract Taste: Sweet vanilla, creamy, smooth, subtle cacao, buttery
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This is a "group buy" product, which means it has a low price because it is bundled with other orders. Orders that include group buy products usually ship in 4-8 weeks.
"Wait a little. Save a lot." 

For more than 5 years now, VanillaPura has been supporting the Pemba Foundation in their efforts to build a vanilla market on the island of Pemba. And we are so pleased to introduce you to their first-ever harvest of vanilla beans in the United States. 

We named this rich, oily and fragrant bean after the farmer that oversaw the development of this brand new vanilla bean plantation. His name is Bakari Mataka and is pictured here.

Pemba is one of three major islands off the coast of Tanzania. They are known for the rich soils that produce spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin seed, peppers and much more. (Many of which we hope to add to VanillaPura in the near future.)

Pempa Island Map

We were absolutely amazed to smell the first samples of this vanilla bean. Similar to the Lindi Tanzania bean but with an accentuated sweetness and profound vanilla aromas, buttery and creamy notes, soft hints of cacao and caramel in a medley of delicate sweetness. These are one of the most memorable vanilla beans we have encountered.  

Like all VanillaPura beans, the Bakari Pemba beans are of the highest quality. They are plump, dark, extremely rich in oils and have a strong vanilla base that you would be surprisingly accustomed to. 

These vanilla beans are very rich with vanillin. They are usually between 5" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. Like all vanilla beans from VanillaPura, they are backed by our 100%, no questions asked satisfaction guarantee. 

VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. 

On average, there are 6-10 beans/oz depending on the moisture content of the specific batch of vanilla beans. There can be as few as 5 beans or as many as 20 beans. Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.